SEEKINGVocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Background Singer.
George Domiano and Johnny Bower couldn't be more of an unlikely pair. George was born and raised in NYC. A street smart kid with a poet's heart. Johnny was born in Lafayette, Indiana, a small town kid who just wanted to be famous. The two met by chance in Florida in 1998. Johnny was visiting a friend who happened to know George's brother Chris. Chris introduced Johnny to George who is a lyricist. George and Johnny immediately hit it off. They wrote a song together that day. The writing chemistry between the two of them was undeniable. Johnny never went home, he moved in with George. They wrote 20 songs over the next 6 months. George contacted an old friend in NYC to start putting a live band together for Johnny.
In July of 1998, George and Johnny began working with the band. The chemistry was amazing. George named the band Hazy Jade. By the end of August, Hazy Jade played their first show at Kenny's Castaway in The Village. They were a huge success! For the next year, they built a reputation as one of the hottest bands in Manhattan, playing The Bitter End, The China Club and CBGB's. They started getting some interest from record companies when George had a motorcycle accident. George being the glue that held the band together, and with him out of the picture, the band slowly imploded and broke up. Johnny moved back to Lafayette and started another band but without George's leadership, but it was just never the same. The two only communicated once or twice a year.
In 2008, George received a phone call from Johnny. He wanted to know if George was willing to write with him again. George flew to Indiana for eight days to see if the chemistry was still there. Not only was the chemistry still there, it was better than ever. They wrote four songs in those eight days. Johnny flew back to Florida with George for a week to keep the streak alive. They wrote another three songs. From 2008 to 2012, the two had two albums worth of new material, working together over the phone and the internet. In 2014 the pair signed with Big Noise . Their songs made ballot for Grammy nomination, the past 3 years in a row, with Johnny holding down the lead vocal. As I said, they made the ballot 2015, 2016 and 2017, which is not an easy task. The team realized their age would stop them from touring. So, they put together a plan to put the band back together with George's step son Sam Brown. A seasoned drummer already on board! Sam will be finishing at MTSU this December and will be staying in the Nashville area of Tennessee. The goal is to put Hazy Jade back on the map, bigger and better than ever! With a young cast of characters.Ultimately a recording contract is what we are after.George and Johnny will stay on as writers and for guidance.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- May 09 2017
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- 20 years
Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Keith Urban, Matchbox 20,Bonjovi
Members Of Band
We have a lead singer Rich Cannata ..He has a beautiful rock voice can sing it all plays harmonica. Looking for Lead Guitarist, Drummer, Bass and Rhythm Guitar
We have over 80 songs written Songs made the Grammy Ballot in moutabal categories 3 years in a row.